6th Grade Learning

Welcome to 6th Grade

6th Grade Literacy

Literacy

Class Description: In 6th-grade literacy, students will continuously be coached and encouraged in their effort to embrace reading and creative writing. The first quarter will focus on reading and writing personal and imaginary narratives as well as poetry. The second quarter will introduce the strategies needed to read non-fiction text. The second quarter will also focus on the skill of comparing and contrasting two texts, culminating with a four-paragraph compare and contrast essay. The third quarter will begin with persuasive writing and lead to the opportunity of researching a question that students will take a stand on. A five-paragraph argumentative essay will culminate the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the focus will spiral back to narrative works within book clubs and a deeper look into the tone of an author using book club books and poetry.


Ann Davis

Ann Davis - Literacy
970-665-7657  [email protected]

I am Ann Davis. This is my third year teaching Literacy at RMS. Outside of school my passions are hiking, boating, and off-roading. I’m a proud mother of three grown men and two grandchildren!

Taylor Ferraro

Taylor Ferraro - Literacy
970-665-7692  [email protected]

I am Taylor Ferraro and I teach 6th grade English Language Arts (ELA). This is my first year as an RMS Cub.

 

6th Grade Math

Math

Course Description: In 6th grade, we make a switch from using Investigations as our primary math resource to using CPM Core Connections 1. The three principles of CPM are “cooperative learning”, “problem-based learning”, and “mixed, spaced practice”. Students will learn how to effectively work with teams to learn mathematics through investigation and mathematical discourse.
The following are the main mathematical focuses for 6th grade:

- ratios/rates - division of fractions - integers (positive and negative numbers) - algebraic expressions/equations

We are excited to embark on this new journey with our 6th-grade students.



Kari Johnson

Kari Johnson -Math
970-665-7929  
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I’m Kari Johnson. This is my 10th year teaching math at RMS. I enjoy reading, puzzles, and spending time with family and friends. I love learning new things!

 

Amber Tharp

Amber Tharp - Math
970-665-7901
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My name is Amber Tharp and I teach 6th grade math at RMS. This is my 14th year teaching. I enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting, and spending time with my family.

 6th Grade Social Studies

Social Studies Clipart

Course Description: We will embark on a wonderful adventure in the Western Hemisphere. We learn about the five themes of geography (movement, region, human-environment interaction, location and place), the seven elements of culture (social organization, celebrations/traditions, arts/literature, religion, language, economics and government) through history. We will conclude with practical and personal economics (financial goal setting).

Ms. Julie Green

Julie Green - Social Studies
970-665-7945
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My name is Julie Green.  I have taught at RMS for five years now. This will be my third year teaching Social Studies in sixth grade. My passion is to instill a love for learning and providing students the tools to succeed at learning for life.



Mrs. Milhorn
Randalea Milhorn - Social Studies 
970-665-7946
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My name is Randalea Milhorn and I love languages, culture, sports and people! My husband, Ron, and I raised our three children here in the Roaring Fork Valley. I have been teaching at RMS for nine years. I thrive on teaching Social Studies!



6th Grade Science

science

Class Description: We will focus on Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Systems.  Specifically, we will delve deeper into the state standards focusing on ecosystems, atomic structure, rock and water cycles, changing surface of the Earth, and human impact on the environment.


Morgan Hart

Morgan Hart - Science
970-665-7907
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My name is Morgan Hart and I teach 6th grade Science. This is my second year at RMS and my 1st year teaching in person. I enjoy mountain biking and snowboarding in my free time. I am excited to be here and have your child in my class!



Deanna Morrison
Deana Morrison - Science
970-665-7919
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Hi, I’m Deana Morrison and I have taught science at RMS for 7 years, and have been teaching 23 years total. My hobbies are hiking and hanging out with my dogs. I love teaching students how to do their part to help the environment.




Special Education

 


Clare Lamberti

Clare Lamberti - Special Education
970-665-7927
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My name is Clare Lamberti. I am a 6th grade Special Education Teacher and this is my 6th year of teaching. I enjoy playing hockey, hiking, skiing, and exploring the mountains.

Athletics / Dean of Students

 

Rob Dean

Rob Dean - Athletic Director
6th Grade Dean of Students
970-665-7912
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I am Rob Dean. I am in my 3rd year at RMS as the 6th Grade Dean of Students and Athletic Director. I grew up in Oklahoma and have spent most of my adult life in Texas before relocating to beautiful Colorado. Please contact me with any questions.